Meet Our People


John Kotovsky
John Kotovsky
President and CEO
ph 314.968.9313
John Kotovsky serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Senior Services, a role he assumed in September 2007. With a blend of business acumen and pastoral ministry, he is uniquely qualified to build on the organization’s 150-year legacy of mission and lead it into the future with stability and strength.Before joining Lutheran Senior Services, John was President and Chief Operating Officer for the real estate development and management company Koch Development Co, Inc. Previous to that he served as Chief Financial Officer of The Sansone Group, Inc. and Senior Accountant for Arthur Andersen & Co. Also a Lutheran pastor, John served as Pastor of Administration and Christian Education for Community Church of Joy in Phoenix and Chief Financial Officer of the Joy Company. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, John also holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Over the years, he has also shared his heart for servant leadership through various professional and ministry boards.
Gary Anderson
Gary Anderson
Chief Operating Officer
ph 314.446.2414
Gary Anderson, MHA, RN, serves as the Chief Operations Officer for Lutheran Senior Services (LSS). Before beginning in his current position, he served as the VP of Clinical Effectiveness/CNO for LSS. Prior to joining LSS, Gary spent 8 years at Advanced ICU Care, where he served as the Senior Vice President for Operations for a multi-state and international telemedicine company. Gary has been accountable for numerous new business development of programs and services at LSS. His clinical experiences include critical care, transplantation, telemedicine, while his administrative experiences have included hospital leadership, service line and program development as a senior leader in both for-profit and non-for-profit organizations. Gary has been responsible for the management of several clinical positions, including physicians, advanced practice staff, nursing, therapy and technical staff. In addition to creating new service lines and revenue streams, Gary has been active in developing quality improvement programs, cost savings and leading organizations in meeting and exceeding regulatory and compliance standards.
Paul Ogier
Paul J. Ogier
Chief Financial Officer
ph 314.446.2553
Paul Ogier is the co-founder of Provident Group, which became LSS’ subsidiary in June 2001. He served LSS as Vice President of Development and Other Services until he was named Chief Financial Officer in 2006. His professional career began in 1981 as a consultant with Laventhol & Horwath, a national accounting firm. Paul has a B.S. Degree in Finance from Missouri State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has a vast knowledge of development, operations, and financing, with a special emphasis on project financing. Paul has been a leader in the senior housing industry for over 20 years.
Dale Kreienkamp
Dale Kreienkamp
Vice President of Human Resources
ph 314.446.2460
Dale joined LSS in February 2008 as Vice President for Human Resources. Prior to joining LSS he was the President of Human Capital Partners, a human resources consulting firm, and prior to consulting he was the Chief Human Resources officer for St. Anthony’s Medical Center. Dale has over 30 years of professional experience as a consultant and healthcare human resources practitioner. He holds a masters degree from Washington University, St. Louis, where he is currently an adjunct faculty member, and is accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Lisa Norwine
Lisa Norwine
Vice President of Advancement
ph 314.446.2555
Lisa serves as Vice President of Advancement at Lutheran Senior Services. Lisa comes to LSS after a very successful career in philanthropy in the St. Louis area. Her previous rolesinclude serving as the Executive Director of SSM’s St. Louis Foundations, and on the fundraising team at Washington University. She began her career in banking with Mark Twain Bank and Boatmen’s Bank. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia with a BSBA. Lisa comes to LSS with great leadership skills and a passion for helping older adults.
Mark Schoedel
Mark W. Schoedel
Vice President of Construction and Information Technology
ph 314.446.2392
Mark Schoedel was appointed Vice President of Construction and Technology in June of 2006. Prior to that, he served as Administrator of Construction and Technology for all LSS entities, after serving as Facilities Manager for Lutheran Health Care Association, an LSS predecessor. He is a former Director of Operations for Grace Church – St. Louis in Maryland Heights, Missouri, and worked as an engineer at Monsanto Company from 1976 to 1985. Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Missouri and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mark also served on the Advisory Council for the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center for 20 years.

Board of Directors


Rev. William T. Simmons
Administrative Pastor,
Christ Memorial Lutheran
Kathleen T. Mueller
Vice Chairperson
Husch Blackwell Sanders
Lee H. Bodendieck
Retired, President,
Mechanical Supply Co.
Scott M. Hartwig
Assistant Secretary
Executive Vice President,
Regions Bank
Richard J. Bagy, Jr.
Central Bank of St. Louis
Diane R. Drollinger
Nonprofit Services Center
Karl A. Dunajcik
The Moneta Group
Jeff Dunn
Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard
John A. Komlos
ARCO Construction Co., Inc.
Dr. F. Matthew Kuhlmann
Instructor in Medicine,
Washington University
Harry Mueller
Delta Group Electronics
Gary Olson
Retired, President and CEO,
St. Luke’s Hospital
William F. Roth
Retired, Senior VP
Nooter/Eriksen Inc.
Rev. Scott Seidler
Senior Pastor,
Concordia Lutheran Church
Sherry C. Strand
Thompson Coburn LLP

Senior Team Members

Rev. Darryl Anderson
Director of Pastoral Care
ph 314.446.2376

Carla Baum
Regional Vice President
ph 314.446.2508

Illa David
Chief Information Officer
ph 314.446.2497

Susan Hutchinson, CASP
Executive Director of Affordable Housing
ph 314.446.2558

Al Koepke, CFRE
Executive Director of LSS Living Foundation
ph 314.262.8237

Karen Larson
Regional Vice President
ph 314.446.2494

Mike Raso
Regional Vice President
ph 314.446.2533

Rev. Jeffery Scheer
Administrator of Clinical Pastoral Education
ph 314.446.2425

Rev. Walter Schoedel
Director of Church Relations
ph 314.446.2392

Rita Vicary
Administrator of Marketing and Sales
ph 314.262.8235